Delwin Reyes, Adult Education 2nd Chances Student, Recognized as "Student of the Year"
in New York State
|(L to R) Susan Diemert, NYACCE President; Delwin's proud father, Delwin and Kevin Smith, Deputy Commissioner of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services in NYS.
Delwin Reyes, a student in the Adult Education Second Chances Program was recently recognized as Student of the Year by the New York Association of Continuing and Community Education (NYACCE). Delwin was nominated by his teacher Sherri Lattimer who says; “Delwin has overcome dropping out of high school and has become a positive role model for other young men in the Second Chances program. He is a diligent student who is working hard toward attaining his GED while simultaneously attending classes in Welding in the evenings. His positive attitude and work ethic made him the perfect candidate for NYACCE's Student of the Year Award.”
Delwin and his father were invited to Albany in March where Delwin was feted at a gala banquet with other NYACCE honorees. The following day Delwin met with Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and NY State Senator John Bonacic. He then visited the Assembly floor where he observed a session and met with Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun who read his name into the Assembly record for the day.
Delwin currently works part-time at a Shoprite as an overnight stockperson while attending the 2nd Chances GED program during the day as well as the BOCES Adult Education's Welding classes two evenings a week. Delwin aspires to a career in plumbing and heating, and he is well on his way to success through his hard work as well as academic and technical education achievements at Orange-Ulster BOCES.